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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Course code I81

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education.

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is dedicated to producing quality graduates ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector, including teaching children from birth to 8 years of age.

Dealing specifically with children from birth to 8 years of age, this course focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities.

This course is built on the principle that students come to the program with strengths from a diverse range of educational and life experiences. Reflective thinking and research, with an emphasis on links from theory to practice is valued. Students develop a deep understanding of the importance of building strong, positive relationships with children, families, communities and colleagues.
Students are taught how to develop, implement and assess socially inclusive curricula where children are valued, respected and productively engaged in learning.

This course accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between ECU, and the individual schools and early childhood settings.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I81

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I81

CRICOS code

098287C

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200Personal Literacy
NUM1200Personal Numeracy

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1st January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAN6120Language and Literacy Birth to 5 Years15
ECE6130Constructing Early Childhood Curriculum15
ECE6140Investigating Young Children's Holistic Learning and Development15
MSC6110Mathematics and Technologies for Young Children 15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCE6120Science for Young Children15
LAN6130Early Literacy 5-8 Years15
ECM6130Mathematics in the Early Years of School: 5 to 8 Years15
ECE6180Early Childhood Practice and Pedagogy for Children 5-815
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECE6220Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing for Young Children (Healthy, Active and Safe Children)15
HSS6170Humanities and Social Sciences Birth to 8 Years15
AED6160Visual Arts and Music Education in Early Childhood15
ECE6160Effective Pedagogy and Practice in Early Childhood Contexts15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDF6101Strategies for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students15
ECE6150Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives in Early Childhood Education15
AED6150Dance, Drama and Media Arts Education in Early Childhood15
ECE6170Leading and Managing in Early Childhood Contexts15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise teaching theory and practice in authentic situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative curriculum, learning and assessment activities in early childhood education.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of early childhood teaching.
  4. Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan and execute an extended practicum.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course is committed to preparing early childhood teachers with essential knowledge, skills and experience across a range of early childhood settings, working with children from birth to 8 years of age.

Possible future job titles

Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher, Junior Primary Teacher, Centre Director

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